When a job opportunity is actually a scam
Jul 8, 2024

When a job opportunity is actually a scam

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Scams that target job-seekers are getting more and more sophisticated.

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Job scams are on the rise

You may have gotten the unsolicited texts, LinkedIn messages or other offers from phony recruiters. It’s hard to blow those off if you are in fact waiting to hear about a job, and these scams are getting more sophisticated.

Studying the Sahm Rule

Economists are closely watching the Sahm Rule, named after a former Fed economist Claudia Sahm. It uses increases in the unemployment rate to flag a recession and has a terrific track record. Let’s turn to economist Julia Coronado at MacroPolicy Perspectives for guidance.

Lebanon and its U.S. dollar economy

After a banking collapse that wiped out life savings and a run of hyperinflation, people in Lebanon use the U.S. dollar a lot. This creates challenges for a fragile economy where many have lost all trust in the financial system. The BBC’s Hannah McCarthy reports.

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC